Coffee table books are in a category of their own because they serve a number of uses. Not only are they first and foremost a book containing words and pictures relating to subjects you’re interested in, but they add personality to your home and are just as much a certified decorative piece as say, some houseplants or a mirror. You could also, if you feel so inclined, use one as a doorstop.
If you’re the type to impress, it can even be something that says you’re a suave, sophisticated man who is just as capable of bringing some elegance into the home as he is dressing himself.
When it comes to accessorising your home with a few coffee table books, it’s not as simple as buying the first large hardback book you lay your eyes on. You’ll still want to put some thought into it. But to help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite coffee table books available right now that guaranteed to bring pleasure to you and any ‘special guests’ who drop by for a cup of coffee.
Art & Photography
There’s nothing wrong with a little nudity in one’s abode. Maybe even some tasteful artistic photography to spice things up. This selection of timeless coffee table books feature the likes of Helmut Newton and the mighty Pirelli calendar.
You don’t have to be a farshun expert to appreciate fashion. These books cover menswear, designers and even style icons like NBA superstar Russell Westbrook. They’ll make the perfect accompaniment for your cool coffee table.
Are you secretly a 00 agent but you’re too busy on the daily grind? Then these movie and film inspired coffee table books will help you live out your dream at home. With classics like Rocky and Star Wars, you’ll definitely get guests stopping to flick through a few pages.
Meat and men make the world go round. Pasta and pinot does too. Inspire your next home cooked meal with this selection of man-food approved books that will make your coffee table or kitchen look super professional.
Architecture & Design
Pretend you’re a superstar interior designer or architect with this selection of interesting books on home design and cool spaces. Our personal favourite is the book on Soviet architecture. What a great way to bring Putin into a dinner conversation.
A topic which needs no introduction but is every man’s secret passion. Whether you give it as a gift or keep them for yourself, every man loves a nice watch. Regardless if you’re a Rolex guy or an Omega dude, there’s going to something to be learnt in these timeless watch books.
Lastly get on the vintage car bandwagon with one of these classic motoring books. If you’re a Porsche guy we have the history of the 911 and if you’re a BMW bloke the BMW Book will surely be a must on your X-mas shopping list.